On today's edition of euromaxx: The German finals for the Eurovision Song Contest ended with a huge surprise as the winner turns down the honor to represent the country with his song. We meet up with Norwegian cartoonist Arild Midthun who is known for drawing Donald Duck comics. And we meet a couple that wants to share their love for all things vintage with the whole world.
Antje von Dewitz has been at the helm of the Vaude company since 2009. She’s on a mission to make it Europe's most sustainable outdoor equipment brand. On Talking Germany the cultural/business studies graduate and mother-of-four explains why profits and sustainability to not have to me mutually exclusive, and how she manages to get home early twice a week despite her busy schedule.
Nena, the Grand Dame of German pop, is back with a new album called "Oldschool” - and we give it a listen. We also report on the return of folk-pop songstress Graziella Schazad. To top it off, there’s punk rock from the Donots, German pop from Herbert Grönemeyer, hard rock from the Scorpions, and a Eurodance hit by La Bouche.
A young girl who has gone down in history, and an elderly man who has written musical history: just two of the impressive personalities on this week’s edition of Arts.21. We celebrate composer Pierre Boulez, honor Anne Frank, and dive into the jungle of a relationship examined in Sibylle Berg’s latest novel. In addition, we take a trip back into the wild West Berlin of the 1980s.
Sarah meets up with her Berlin Philharmonic woodwind colleagues to talk about being members of the “Double Reed Club”. They have a special standing in the orchestra because they have to make their own reeds and this involves a lot of work - they are constantly scraping and whittling. Find out how in this episode!